Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy 2011 Friends!

In the New Year,
we wish you the best year you’ve ever had,
and that each New Year
will be better than the last.
May you realize your fondest dreams
and take time to recognize and enjoy
each and every blessing. 
Happy New Year,
And many more!
By Joanna Fuchs

Wouldn't it be nice to greet your New Years Eve guests with the special house drink?  How about a "Chocolate Blitzen Martini" to kick off the get together!


2 oz. semisweet chocolate
1/3 c. chocolate-flavored sprinkles
1 c. chocolate ice cream
2 oz(1/4 c.) Bailey's
1 oz. (2 tablespoons) dark cream de cacao
1 oz. (2 tablespoons) vodka
Chocolate curls 


1. In a heavy small saucepan, heat chocolate over low heat until melted. Dip the rims of eight 1-ounce mini martini glasses or shot glasses in the melted chocolate and then dip in the sprinkles. Chill until serving time.

2. In a blender, combine ice cream, Bailey's, cream de cacao, and vodka. Cover and blend until mixture is smooth.

3. Pour into prepared glasses. Garnish with chocolate curls. Serve immediately. Makes 8 (1-ounce) servings.


  1. Ooooo, an adult milkshake! Enjoy but don't overindulge! Happy New Year!

  2. Yum yum YUM! This sounds amazing! I'm definitely remembering that recipe. :) Happy New Year!!

  3. What a beautiful looking libation. I'm sure who ever you served it to felt quite special. Happy New Year!!

  4. That is an amazing looking libation!
    Happy New Year!
    Thank you so much for coming by my blog.

    White Spray Paint

  5. This drink sounds yummy!! Happy New Year!

  6. Sakes alive that looks good! You didn't drink that all by yourself did you?
    *clink* I'm toasting the New Year with you!

  7. Happy New Year! I happened upon your blog while blog hopping today and am so glad I found you.

    Hope your New Year is full of happiness & joy.

    Marie @

  8. Happy New Year! And that drink would be yummy for New Year's or anytime!!! Best wishes for 2011!

    Kat :)

  9. mmm...yes that looks wonderful! Happy new year to you!

  10. Thanks for visiting and Happy New Year!
    And boy, does this look DELICIOUS! I copied the recipe. Thanks for sharing and have a great 2011!

  11. Happy New Year! This looks delicious!!! An amazing libation, that's for certain. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great 2011.

  12. Wow, this looks like THE perfect cocktail for me - I love Bailey's, and I love chocolate. The combination of both is irresistible!
    Happy New Year to you!

  13. Hello! I was here, asking for friendship. Would you like to follow each others blogs??? :))) I hope we could be good friends. Take care! (>__<)

  14. naughty but nice! Happy New Year to you too! x

  15. Wow! What a decadent drink! I love it! Puts a White Russian to shame! Happy New Year!

  16. ....aaahhhh...i wished we lived right next door, my friend...we could walk teddy and duke together....

    wishing you a wonderful new year and sending love to all....

    kary and teddy

  17. Just need directions for next year!!!!!!!

    Wishing you and yours a most wonderful 2011.

  18. LOL ..... I was looking for directions to your house (for next year's party), so I can have this scrumptious drink handed up to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Guess I'll just have to make it myself :-}}}

  19. somehow my first comment was lost. Thanks for visiting me at MAY DAYS. I'm also your newest follower. Love your blog, especially the recipes. We have similar taste in cooking. I've just started a recipes only blog...Rita's Recipes.

  20. That looks deliciously dangerous (the best kind of dangerous!)

    Happy new year!


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